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Don’t Forget About Cadbury Caramel Eggs

Monday, March 7th, 2011 by Becca Droz
Cadbury Caramel Eggs are a yummy addition to the Cadbury candy lineup...

Cadbury Caramel Eggs are a yummy addition to the Cadbury candy lineup...

 

Sharability: 2

Denture Danger: 7

Convenience: 8

Novelty: 8

Overall: 10

The other breed of Cadbury’s Eggs; the egg  filled with caramel.

Caramel, thick yet stringy; smooth yet sticky; like all things in life, the caramel inside of this milk chocolate coating is paradoxical. It is almost as stringy as the caramel inside of a Caramelo, but is much gloopier and thus leaves teeth prints when you bite into it.

For those of you who prefer the less intensely sweet taste, Cadbury’s Caramel Egg will probably be more satisfying than the original Crème filled egg. This caramel egg has only been around since 1994, well after the 1985 “How do you eat your Cadbury Egg” campaign began. The options with how to eat this egg can be explored in the same ways that you experimented with how to eat Cadbury’s Crème Egg for so many years.

You can go at it with a spoon, you can split it at the seam, you can bite from the top, fill the mouth, you can eat it with your eyes closed or crossed or you can share it bite for bite with someone you Love.

Easter feast just isn’t complete without a Cadbury Caramel Egg to cleanse the pallet for the Cadbury Crème Egg after the meal. The caramel and chocolate meld together as one magnificent, melty taste that will leave you lounging limp in your seat while your mind travels into the la la land of swirling tasty joy.

The Extended Eating Possibilities of the Cadbury Mini Eggs

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 by Becca Droz

Cadbury Mini Eggs are tasty and this posting explores the many different ways that they can be enjoyed

 

Denture Danger: 4

Convenience: 8

Novelty: 9

Overall: 10

The Cadbury Mini Egg facebook page is filled with self-proclaimed addicts of this “solid milk chocolate with crisp sugar shell” novelty. Though I thought these eggs would be inadequate because of their solid nature, thus lacking the inner gloop that makes Cadbury’s Caramel Egg and Cadbury’s Crème Egg so fun, I was creating an unnecessary expectation.

Don’t let the lack of filling let you think that the mini eggs have less possibilities of variable eatability; creativity is always an option if you allow it to be.

You can suck on the mini egg until the sweet shell dissolves into the melty smooth milk chocolate, you can chew it up for a cruncharific chocolate experience, you can do your best to try and eat the shell off of the egg (though this is difficult to do cleanly without biting chunks out of the egg), and you can go for the mouthful of mini eggs for a mess of egg shell and milk chocolate mixing together like compost decomposing in the warmth of your mouth.

All of these are fun and none of them leave out any of the tastiness to be had by the miniature eggs; but don’t let me ruin the fun by telling you all the ways to eat these eggs, I bet you can think of a unique and personalized miniature egg eating style. 

There may not be any goo to release in these mini eggs, but this product presents you with the opportunity to play the Easter bunny and give to the chocolate egg cravers in your community.

Sources:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cadbury-Mini-Eggs/10250622622

Imagine: Easter Baskets Filled with Cadbury Crème Eggs

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 by Becca Droz
An analysis of a great Easter Candy - Cadbury Creme Eggs

An analysis of a great Easter Candy - Cadbury Creme Eggs

 Sharability: 2

Denture Danger: 3

Convenience: 8

Novelty: 10

Overall: 10

Well hello again candy blog readers! I have returned back to blogging in the United States after a wild and wonderful five months in Israel where I was living on a farm learning permaculture (sustainable living). But that story is not as enticing as the Cadbury Crème egg that you patiently anticipate all year. Well you don’t have to X off any more calendar days because the Cadbury crème egg has been laid on the storefront.

Thick milk chocolate surrounds the gloopy egg white crème. You can crack the egg straight down the middle and peel apart the thick fondant filling made from egg, thick white cream, sugars and other additives that holds a tad bit of orangeish yellow color that represents the yolk of this candy egg. This shot of sweetness can be devoured from the outside in or the inside out or just a big plopperoo for the mouthful of Creamy Cadbury nirvana.

In the UK, annual sales of Cadbury’s Crème egg between New Year’s Day and Easter exceed 200 million items! That’s a lot of gloopy fondant sugar crème, over 15 million pounds worth of Cadbury egg. The Cadbury Brothers manufactured the original eggs in 1923 and the current egg, first introduced in 1971, is manufactured at the Bournville factory in Birmingham at a rate of 1.5 million eggs each day! It’s a good thing they don’t have to depend on chocolate chickens to lay all those eggs.

Before being manufactured in the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia used to house the operation and New Zealanders aren’t happy about the switch. The natives complain that filling of the eggs is thicker and less runny than it used to be when it was manufactured in their beautiful country. In the UK the eggs are a product of Kraft, but here in the United States, we thank Hershey’s for these Easter favorites.

As all candies are, these eggs are as sharable as you want to make them. I have allotted them a ‘2’ because of the “convenience” of the line that allows you to crack the egg directly down the center. They are also conveniently individually wrapped in pretty foil and have a high novelty item because of the limited time this holiday candy is available.

Enjoy, and sharing has never been a bad idea.

Sources:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cadbury_Creme_Egg

Spice Drops Are Even More Addicting Than Dots!

Monday, January 31st, 2011 by Becca Droz
Spice Drops also known as Gum Drops

Spice Drops also known as Gum Drops are a long time favorite and one of the older candies still available.

 

Sharability: 10

Denture Danger: 9

Convenience: 4

Novelty: 6

Overall: 9

These minty little gumdrops covered in shards of sugar crystals do not hold the density of other spice drops I have eaten. These spice drops are one of those candies with that perfect soft, chewy consistency. The spice drop flavors are sweet and all carry a mild kick of spice depending on the color you choose. No fruity flavors in this batch, spice drops are names as they are for a reason.

 I remember writing a blog a bit ago about how Dots candy is utterly addicting. It must be something to do with the gum drop candy because these spice drops are even more addicting than Dots; they’ll have you eating lots!

Keepin’ it Sweet and Sophisticated With Natural Vines Strawberry Licorice

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011 by Becca Droz
Natural Vines Strawberry Licorice

Natural Vines Strawberry Licorice is a natural twist on a licorice candy classic

 

Sharability: 10

Denture Danger: 7

Convenience: 8

Novelty: 7

Overall: 8

This candy claims to be made with all natural ingredients including wheat flour, cane syrup, sugar, brown rice syrup, palm oil, malic acid, natural strawberry flavor, beet juice (a natural color), glycerin and licorice extract. They contain no artificial flavors or preservatives.

The American Licorice Company has “been dedicating ourselves to the pursuit of the preeminent licorice for five generations, since 1914.” The company now satisfies the taste buds of the most sophisticated candy connoisseurs.

At first bite I was not impressed by the taste of this strawberry flavored licorice, it tasted like any low quality red licorice that could be found wrapped in any generic package. A few bite size twists later the candy had won me over and I was double fisting the chewy red globs.

The texture is pleasantly soft and the sweet flavor coats the taste buds with touch of tang.

The idea that this candy is “natural” (whatever that means now-a-days) makes it seem like it is almost healthy to munch down on these bite size pieces and eat as many as your hands can stuff in your mouth before the bag is empty.

With that said, this is a great candy to share, to bring to the movies and reseal for tomorrow night’s sunset with all of your friends who love you because you supply them with candy.

Sources:

http://www.news-medical.net/news/20100331/Natural-Vines-introduced-for-sophisticated-licorice-customers.aspx

http://www.americanlicorice.com/ourCandy/naturalVines.aspx

Brach’s Classic Jelly Bird Eggs Make Every Day Feel Like Easter

Friday, January 21st, 2011 by Becca Droz
Brach's Jelly Bird Eggs

Brach’s Peacock Eggs and Jelly Bird Eggs have long been Easter Classics and are considered by many to be the best jelly beans available.

Sharability: 10

Denture Danger: 9

Convenience: 5

Novelty: 7

Overall: 7

The Jelly Bird lays the eggs, the humans collect the eggs by the millions and put them in colorful bags to sell to more humans to enjoy.

The Brach’s depiction of the Jelly Bird is seen on the front of the bag of eggs and it isn’t what I would expect a Jelly Bird to look like. The elusive egg layer looks more like a Jelly Bunny from my perspective, but I just assume that in the Jelly World things are different and the Jelly Bird has bunny ears.

Regardless of who lays these eggs, they are an Easter time favorite and even enjoyed by many before and after Easter comes around. The eggs have a hard, but not quite crunch outer candy shell that holds the chewier jelly candy inside.

Eight colors fill the bag and thus, eight flavors. Choose your favorite from grape, lemon, lime, orange, cherry, raspberry, licorice, or the one of a kind vanilla-pineapple flavor. Mmmm, mmmmm, Easter… thanks Jelly Bird.

Sources:

http://www.farleysandsathers.com/Products/ProductDetail.asp?uid=1117

The Elusive Caramel Tootsie Roll Pop

Monday, January 10th, 2011 by Becca Droz

 

Sharability: 1

Denture Danger: 9

Convenience: 10

Novelty: 9

Overall: 10

I predict that this Limited Edition Caramel Tootsie Roll Pop won’t be limited for long. The caramel flavor is perfect for the Tootsie Roll Pop and I am just wondering what took them so long to create this flavor.In my humble opinion the caramel flavor is the tastiest flavor of all Tootsie Roll Pops.

I noticed that I don’t usually look at the Tootsie Roll Pop wrapper. Since I was treating this as a new candy I took a gander at the wrapper and there is a lot going on there.

Pictures of little kids playing with balls, swimming, playing tennis and marbles, driving cars, riding bikes and skateboards, if I didn’t know better I’d think that it was the wrapper of some sort of power bar for kids.

I guess the same kinds of kids that like to be active and play sports are the kinds of kids that like Tootsie Roll Pops.

The Inconspicuous French Burnt Peanuts

Friday, September 17th, 2010 by Becca Droz
The Inconspicuous French Burnt Peanuts

The Inconspicuous French Burnt Peanuts

Sharability: 10

Denture Danger: 8

Convenience: 5

Novelty: 7

Overall: 7

 Judging by the name of this candy combined with the aesthetics, I would say that the French have an odd peanut burning procedure. The peanuts in this candy seem to be more-so coated in a lumpy red sugary shell than burnt in any way, but the taste tells another story.

I think that these peanuts have not only been disguised as some sort of geological unit from Mars, but the peanut inside definitely tastes burnt. The French must have found a way inside of the alien eggs, burnt the peanuts, and then sealed them back up with some sort of sortilège (magic spell). The possibilities the universe has to offer never ceases to blow my mind!

These strange red ovals of extremely crunchy candy have the perfect sweet, to salty, to burntness ratio of tastes that make it one of the Willy Wonka of Candyfavorites.com’s favorite candies. Yes, you heard me correctly, Jon Prince, the man himself (who you might be surprised to hear does not eat a whole lot of candy) recommends the French Burnt Peanuts.

Eat Cinnamon Bears and Chew Away Cares

Monday, September 13th, 2010 by Becca Droz
Cinnamon Bears are tasty and fun to eat...

Cinnamon Bears are one of our best selling unwrapped bulk candies and nothing beats their spicy flavor!

Sharability: 10

Denture Danger: 10

Convenience: 7

Novelty: 6

Overall: 7

 I have eaten cinnamon bears in the past and they have not been quite the same as these. To be honest, I thought I had already written a blog on the cinnamon bears that I had eaten in the past, but I guess that was one of those candies that I just ate without writing a blog… oops.

Since this is the second kind of cinnamon bear that I’ve eaten, it’s virtually impossible not to compare. These cinnamon bears have a much softer consistency than the other bears; these ones are much less dense. In being softer they also stick to your teeth more, thus earning a rating of ten in “Denture danger.”

These bears also have more of a fiery cinnamon kick than the other bears that I ate. This is quite a little product that we’re working with here, cinnamon bears. Don’t ask me why the big hit cinnamon candy is in the shape of a bear, I’ve never really seen any prior connection between the two. Despite the dissimilarity of cinnamon and bears, they converge to make quite a tasty, fun loving little gummy candy.
 

 

Zotz Shocks Lots

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010 by Becca Droz
Zotz Candy

Zotz Candy are a retro favorite and their sour, fizzy center is sure to surprise and delight!

Sharability: 10

Denture Danger: 2

Convenience: 10

Novelty: 9

Overall: 10

I had never heard of this Zotz candy before so I was a bit wary at first glance. The package looks quite generic, each individually wrapped piece of hard candy simply says “Zotz Grape” or lemon, cherry, apple, watermelon or orange. Upon looking it through the technological wizardry of the boundless internet I was surprised to find out that these Zotz weren’t the new school candy I expected, I was about to delve into a retro candy that was enjoyed before my time in the 1980s.

As soon as this little candy hit my tongue I felt a shabam of tang and as I waited patiently I tasted a strange flavor that soon turned sweet and was enhanced as the little sour fizzy sugars began shooting out of the little hole on the side of the candy. I imagined that there was some sort of fan inside the candy blowing the little sugars into my mouth; they continued pouring out for minutes!

I was so pleasantly surprised with this Zotz candy, but I do have a warning for you. Unless you want an explosion of acidic tasting fizz filling your mouth, resist the urge to bite into the candy. There is a lot more fizzy chemical in there than you think and the abundance of it makes the taste overwhelmingly unpleasant and I believe it is a waste of a good piece of candy.

When the chemical mixes with your saliva a reaction takes place and when you bite into the candy you are letting the puddle of that chemical reaction take place on your tongue.

Zotz are a great way to surprise your friends with a candy that creates for an experience that exceeds any and all expectations.

Some people aren’t sure about how they feel about Zotz: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoW9Psqur6A

Sources:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZotZ_%28Candy%29